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  1. Darren Turns
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    Darren Turns EF Member

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    Hi I'm in the market for new test equipment and just wanted to know what you would recommend preferably a mft. I have had a look at the metrel mi 3152 eurotest xc, has any one had experience with it and what they think of it, thanks in advance.
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  2. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    I hate Metrel dont like the non standard leads. I get on with kewtech had a couple and very nice. Never owned a megger never will I aint paying for a name although they do look good must say. Fluke look good but again won't pay for just a name. I was offered one of them for £500 cash, guy bought it and said his boss just bought him one and he wanted to get rid of it. Though me and the lads had a laugh, one of them bought it, as it was so complex we reckoned he sold it for that reason and was too embarrased to admit it. The guy that bought it put it on ebay fairly quick as it was just too complex. Yeh its all singing all dancing but the way you access menus and some of the functions are redundant in the normal course of business. Of course I don't know what you do and maybe you need that level of complexity but...think twice. My view is that testing inspection and so on is complex enough I want a simple accessible instrument so as not to complicate matters further.
     
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  3. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    Looks a lot of money for a standard MFT. What do you require of your tester and what sort of work will it be used for ?

    I use a Metrel and rate it, but at that sort of money I'd probably be looking at an all singing and dancing Megger.
     
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  4. Darren Turns
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    Darren Turns EF Member

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    cheers for the input I'm a tester in London and work on all installations so need a tester to cover all options
     
  5. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Had my Metrel for over 7 years .... not planning on changing it any time soon. I got a "drop proof" case for mine and its often used as a seat!
     
  6. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    Is the test result storage and download function essential or desirable to your work ?
     
  7. Darren Turns
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    Darren Turns EF Member

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    no not essential
     
  8. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    That would have me looking at much cheaper options then. Which brand are you used to using ?
     
  9. Darren Turns
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    Darren Turns EF Member

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    I've had robin megger and the last one was a seaward
     
  10. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    The forum sponsor @Test-Meter@Test-Meter have a good rep and are usually quite knowledgeable on the differences between brands.
    If it was my choice I'd stick with Metrel, partly because I'm used to it, or look at Megger.
     
  11. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde the lights are on but nobody is home

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    I have a preference for kewtech myself. if you are just plodding around on domestic work then the kt63 is nice and easy to work with and does all your testing.
    otherwise you can move upto the kt64dl and the kt65dl. I'm currently shopping around at the moment for a new MFT myself and as people have said test-meter the forum sponsor seem the best priced.
    Have a look at this link:- it shows comparison between the models
    Multifunction testers | Kewtech - http://www.kewtechcorp.com/products/multifunction-testers
     
  12. Tony2
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    Tony2 New EF Member

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    Carline electrical
    Had a metrel 3125 for 5 years no problems but had loan of a new Megger on loan for a few days while it was away for calibration and found that a good meter and uses standard leads.
     
  13. mydigitalhome
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    mydigitalhome Regular EF Member

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    Suggest buying the best you can afford, every time you take it out of its bright yellow case it will make you smile knowing that's its the best.
     
  14. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    yellow case? YUK. i even sprayed my hilmor red and black to get rid of yellow.
     
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